U for unequal

Hello crafty friends. Today’s post is a bit less rushed, with a new theme from the Alphabet Challenge – we’re up to the letter U and Billie has chosen ‘unequal’. Essentially our cards need to have items of different sizes, eg a large and a small flower. I’ve gone for Julie Hickey’s large ‘happy’ sentiment and teamed it with a small stamped ‘birthday – we’d love to see how you interpret this theme.

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U for Unequal

I started with another one of my inky mop-up backgrounds – I love the way the colours have worked on this one! For once, I’d remembered to write the inks on the back – I’d used Artistry inks in ‘fancy fuschia’, ‘midnight blue’ and ‘mellow green’.

I trimmed the background down to fit a 6×6 card blank, then stamped the small ‘birthday’ (from Julie’s ‘everyday sentiments’ set) and heat embossed it in white. I also stamped and embossed the single daisy from the ‘sweet daisy’ set and added a little of the ‘fancy fuschia’ to the petals with a waterbrush before attaching it to the card blank.

I blended some more of the ‘midnight blue’ onto one of the offcuts from the background and then die cut the ‘happy’ from it. The pattern from the mopped up ink showed through, which gave it a nice sense of texture. I cut the backing piece out of white card, glued the two pieces together and then added the sentiment to the card front with foam pads.

Thanks for dropping in. I’m also going to share this card over at CAS Colours and Sketches, where Joanne has come up with a great design.

9 thoughts on “U for unequal

  1. What a pretty card, Deborah! I love the watercolor background for your unequal sentiments. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  2. That’s a lovely card Deborah! I love the artsy watercolor look of the background, beautiful color combination 🙂 The big Happy sentiment in the center is a great addition too! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CC&S!

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  3. I love your fun diecut sentiment and flower but that background Deborah is just fabulous – I don’t know how you do it! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

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